Willa Chen, a 17-year-old Canton High School senior in suburban Detroit, did what many believe is nearly impossible, she got perfect scores on the ACT, SAT and PSAT.
The College Board reports approximately one student in 5,000 taking the SAT gets a perfect score of 2,400, while the odds are a little better, one in 1,000, on the PSAT, The Detroit News reported. The other major college entrance test, the ACT, which comes from a contending organization, states the odds of a perfect finish are one in 14,000.
In an apparent understatement, ACT Inc. spokesman Nancy Owens yesterday called it “quite an accomplishment.”
Chen hopes to go to Princeton University. The suburban Detroit student participates in the Math Olympiad and loves jazz, tap and ballet dancing. She takes her scores in stride, saying that she does not believe she studied a lot.
“I’ve never met anybody that talented who is also so gracious and so humble,” said geometry and advanced placement calculus teacher Karen Ludema. Ludema is also one of Chen’s favorite teachers — a teacher who “makes calculus fun.”